I'll let the Carebear Brigade tell you about the trip to the zoo:
On the other hand, we'll let them rest.
I've had some free time to fool around in Eve. No solid blocks but bits and pieces here and there while at home farting around.
With Derranna I tried some high sec scanning one night and found a Ladar site with a couple gas clouds. I experimented with gas cloud mining and trained up a couple levels in battlecruiser so I could make an official kick ass gas cloud miner out of a Hurricane.
Kirith has purchased and outfitted a couple interceptors and I did manage to run a mission in the Nightmare one evening. As expected, it rocked.
I also got out my mining character I have and did some ice mining with Derranna using the Orca as hauler and mining booster. Seems like a nice quiet activity that might go well with a POS for R&D some day.
On the R&D front I invented 9 Manticore BPCs out of 16 tries (very nice) and should be building them next week.
On the trade front, increased competition has driven down the profit returns as expected but I'm still making nice coin when I get a chance to log on and adjust market orders.
For Skills, Kirith is almost done Advanced Weapon Upgrades V (finally!) and Derranna is training Logistics II as I type this.
Another week to go!